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When it comes to the 1916 Rising, there's only one place to read about it: the Irish Independent

Published 10/10/2015 | 02:30

The 1916 collection will be published between now and March
The 1916 collection will be published between now and March
The logo incorporates the names of the 485 people who lost their lives during the Rising

Six months from the commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish Independent is proud to launch its coverage of the events of 100 years ago.

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In partnership with Ireland 2016 and UCD, this newspaper will be marking those events with a unique collection of 10 special supplements.

Published between now and March, the Irish Independent 1916 Collection is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Ireland's birth as a nation. Starting on Friday, the collection covers the personalities, events, themes and legacy of this historic period.

Contributors include renowned historians Maurice Manning, Conor Mulvagh, Ronan Fanning, Mary Daly, Lucy Collins, Regina Uí Chollatáin and Paul Rouse.

The collection will also be made available to school in the country to serve as an invaluable classroom resource.

In addition, the Irish Independent will publish a special supplement as an aid for students, teachers and parents on the projects in the Ireland 2016 Youth and Imagination Programme - also to be distributed to schools.

The collection has been carefully structured with the assistance of the experts in Ireland's largest university.

UCD director of communications Eilis O'Brien said the partnership with the Irish Independent was about respectfully commemorating 1916.

"The whole idea of the supplements enables us to contextualise lots of elements around the 1916 Rising.

"Not just the politics and the history, but the social and cultural aspects of this significant event. That combination of academic scholars and journalists will engage the reader. This collection complements our existing programme of events for 1916," she said.

Today, the Irish Independent also launches our unique logo for 1916.

Created by design consultant Joe Coyle, the logo incorporates the names of the 485 people who lost their lives during the Rising, as recognised by research conducted by the Glasnevin Trust.

The names on the list are from both sides of the conflict and are printed in alphabetical order.

The names of the signatories of the Proclamation are more prominent in the logo.

"There is something very powerful about a simple list of names. It's a graphical way of telling the story and I felt this was an appropriate way to do it," Mr Coyle said.

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